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2021 Census time capsule message – what to write? August 9, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

This is fascinating, in regard to a report on RTÉ in relation to the 2021 Census (how is it going to be conducted? Perhaps it will be grand):

For the first time, the census will also include a new voluntary “time capsule”, a feature that will enable people to write a confidential message of their choice that will be stored securely for 100 years.

Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Senior Statistician at the CSO Cormac Halpin said: “We thought it would be a good idea for people to get the opportunity to add some handwritten content themselves to the back of the Census form that will be stored for 100 years in a confidential, secure warehouse.

“We think it gives people the opportunity to add something to their Census form that they mightn’t have the opportunity to do elsewhere.”

This is great, but what to write? Any suggestions?


1. EWI - August 9, 2020

An apology for the return of the 19th century as regards living and social conditions, and the destruction of our biosphere with mining, pollution, trash and AGW.

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2. Michael Carley - August 9, 2020

If anyone can read this message, what saved the world?

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WorldbyStorm - August 9, 2020



3. NFB - August 9, 2020

What we are, you shall be.

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WorldbyStorm - August 10, 2020

That would be a good byline for this site!


4. tafkaGW - August 10, 2020

“If you’re reading this, perhaps we failed better.”

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5. sonofstan - August 10, 2020

Socialism or barbarism?

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6. eoghan - August 10, 2020

The comments on here reminded me of the 1967 soviet time capsule opened recently that was full of tragically optimistic messages, don’t think you would find the same hopefulness or optimism in one made today

“Dear descendants, today you are celebrating a unique day: a hundred years of Soviet rule. […] We know our time is interesting, but yours is much more so. We are building communism and you live it. We believe that you have perfectly equipped our blue planet, colonised the Moon, landed on Mars; that you are continuing the exploration of outer space that we, people of the first 50 years, have begun, and that your ships are sailing across the galaxy. We believe you are holding talks about scientific and cultural collaboration with representatives of other galaxies, alien civilisations. We believe that the work that our fathers and grandfathers started 50 years ago and which we share, you will finish and bring to victory.”

“Let the 21st century will be the century of the triumph of communism throughout the planet.”


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WorldbyStorm - August 10, 2020

True. Though the ones here are notably more pessimistic!


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